AI software designed to measure, reduce, and offset greenhouse gases (GHG) from commercial buildings
BrainBox AI, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, has launched the Autonomous Decarbonisation solution suite, which it describes as an end-to-end sustainability platform for commercial and retail real estate portfolio owners.
The decarbonisation solution is designed to directly address the 38% of global greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted annually by commercial buildings by measuring, reducing, and offsetting them, thereby supporting building owners in their journeys to net zero and carbon neutrality.
“Your building is currently emitting 30% more GHG emissions than it should. That stat is scary but solvable” comments BrainBox AI CEO Sam Ramadori.“Our new solution suite not only grants commercial and retail real estate owners the capability to measure their emissions, but autonomously implements optimisation strategies that can reduce emissions by up to 40%. Our award-winning AI technology pinpoints and addresses both operational and environmental inefficiencies in buildings in real time.”
This software uses deep learning, cloud computing and custom algorithms. It can be used to generate a ‘full scope 1 & 2, audit grade GHG assessment’ powered by the building’s data and trusted emissions factors to help identify operational inefficiencies. In addition, individual building analysis compares a building’s energy usage intensity (EUI) to other comparable buildings with a view to demonstrating energy and emissions reduction potential.
BrainBox AI’s autonomous AI-tech can also be layered onto existing heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. According to the company, it learns, modulates, and optimises building HVAC systems, resulting in a reduction of operational carbon emissions by up to 40% and a decrease in energy costs by up to 25%.
The software can also access ‘high quality carbon credits’ through a voluntary market. The virtual marketplace supports multiple types of options like carbon-capture technology, nature-based solutions, and renewable energy projects.
“What we are hearing from our customers and the market is that measurement without action is not nearly enough to get us where we need to be” said Omar Tabba, Chief Product Officer at BrainBox AI. “With this new product category, not only can we autonomously reduce carbon emissions using our AI technology, but we can also offer the tools to accurately and precisely measure where operational optimisation can take place and offer clients a solution to explore and take part in the voluntary carbon markets – all in one platform.”